A year ago or so, a series of questions has been posted about dragons and aviation bureaucracy, with the following 4 questions:
- Dragons and aviation bureaucracy
- Dragons and aviation bureaucracy, the sequel: Dragons on Instruments!
- Dragons and aviation bureaucracy, part 3: Plopping a Dragon into Today's World (or Papers, please, big fella)
- Dragons and aviation bureaucracy, part 4: Studying for the PPL
This series was quite fun to read and explained quite a few things for me. However, these all make the same assumption: the dragon is sentient and just needs to do the paperwork to get cleared for flight.
But what if the dragon is NOT sentient? What if the dragon is, in effect, just a living aircraft, piloted by a human? Or a pegasus, giant bat, gryphon, wyvern or other tamed flying creature that can hold just the pilot?
Since we already have a basis in the above 4 questions, what aspects would change when non-sentient piloted beings are involved, as opposed to sentient selfpiloting beings? What would a pilot have to do if they wanted to fly their personal dragon/wyvern in controlled airspace?